Located in the northernmost town of Siglufjördur, this modern guest house is 9.9 miles from Ólafsfjördur. It features scenic fjord views, a furnished terrace and summer BBQ facilities.

The Herring House offers individually decorated rooms with a wardrobe and access to shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have access to a shared kitchenette. The one-bedroom cottages feature a private bathroom, kitchen, and an outdoor shower.

A breakfast buffet or breakfast bag can be booked at Herring Guesthouse. A variety of restaurants, cafés and bars can be found within 5 minutes’ walk.

Whale watching tours depart from Dalvík Harbour, which is 30 minutes' drive away. Hiking, golfing and skiing are popular area activities. The Herring Era Museum is 600 yards away and Akureyri town is 48.5 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Herring House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 15 Oct 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free parking available on-site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Greetings, Could you share with me when you will be opening availability for reservations for June 2022? We’d love to stay with you~ Thank you! Hannah
    Dear Hannah. Thank you for your message. We will open for bookings before the end of August 2021. Looking forward to see you in Iceland. Helga & Dagur
    Answered on 22 July 2021
  • my family of 5 would like to book a double and a triple room. On the shared bathroom-how many rooms share the bathroom? Would it just be our 2 rooms?
    Good evening. There are four rooms sharing a bathroom, but our cabins have a private bathroom. Brgds Helga
    Answered on 31 July 2022

Hosted by Helga & Dagur

Host review score

Helga & Dagur
The Herring House is a cozy residence for tourists and travelers around Iceland. We offer you a place to stay in the northernmost town in Iceland, Siglufjörður. Perfect place to wash your day off in our hot tub and outdoor shower and enjoy the fresh Icelandic mountain air. We are only a few minutes walk from the town´s center and main attractions. Looking forward to hosting you and give you the best experience we can offer - we live on the upper floor and are always available for our guests. Helga & Dagur
Siglufjörður is well located on top of the Troll Peninsula, the northernmost town in Iceland. There are endless walking, hiking and biking trails in the mountains, with spectacular views over the peninsula. We are also very proud of our new golf course and our popular ski area; Skarðsdalur, where you can find the longest slope in Iceland. The Troll Peninsula is also very popular for ski-touring - here you can ski from the top of the mountain all the way down to the beach. In town we have the international awarded "Herring Era Museum", Frida´s Chocolate Café, Barber´s Bar, Segull, a local brewery, fish shop with delicious "Fish & Chips", indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants and bars. You can also enjoy kayaking or angle fishing in the sea, in a lake close by and in the towns creak. What a great place.
Languages spoken: Danish,English,Icelandic
Property surroundings *
Facilities of The Herring House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Live music/performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Horse riding Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Minimarket on site
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Public Bath Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

The Herring House takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 20:00


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 9 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa The Herring House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that The Herring Guesthouse has no reception. Please contact the property in advance for further details.

Please let The Herring Guesthouse know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property.

Although all rates are quoted in EUR, please note that charges will be made in ISK according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform The Herring House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about The Herring House

  • The Herring House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Live music/performance
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bike tours
    • Walking tours
    • Public Bath

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Herring House by:

    • Car 1h

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Herring House on this page.

  • Room options at The Herring House include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Bungalow

  • The Herring House is 200 yards from the centre of Siglufjörður.

  • The prices at The Herring House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Herring House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.